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What is Methamphetamine?
Meth is a highly addictive stimulant drug that can lead to addiction after just one use. When you use meth, your brain receives a rush of dopamine which induces feelings of pleasure and reward. Dopamine produced by meth is much higher than the brain’s natural production of dopamine, causing a heightened sense of pleasure.

Meth use and the
risk of addiction.

Meth directly affects your central nervous system. People who use meth tend to do so for extended periods of time which increases their tolerance for the drug. Your body will require higher doses to feel the same effects as before. An estimated 964,000 adults have a meth use disorder.

Risks of Meth Addiction

Even in the short term, a struggle with meth addiction can have obvious negative consequences on your life. These include both the drug’s physical side effects and changes in your behavior.

Common effects of meth include:

While detox does not treat addiction, it is an important first step in your treatment and recovery. In most cases, substance abuse treatment centers require detox before you can begin treatment. Heroin is a substance that requires medical detox. It’s best to detox in an environment with medical staff, therapy, and supporting treatment. Once you complete a medical detox program, you can begin rehab and start your journey to recovery.

At Fusion Recovery, our goal is to reduce fatalities, provide effective treatment, and make recovery as smooth as possible. We understand that one of the challenges of recovery is relapse. We want to provide all the tools to effectively prevent relapse, and medication-assisted treatment is one of those tools.

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Meth Addiction Signs And Overdose

Meth affects the central nervous system and symptoms include:

Symptoms of a meth overdose include:

Withdrawing from methamphetamine.

Meth withdrawal symptoms peak at around day 2 or 3 and tend to subside after a week. The first 48 hours of withdrawal is known as the crash. During this time, you may experience nausea, stomach pain, sweating, and a decline in cognitive function. The next phase is the peak of withdrawal symptoms. This typically lasts from days 3 to 10 and you may experience severe depression, anxiety, fatigue, intense drug cravings, and muscle aches. After the second week of withdrawal, physical symptoms start to subside, but you will likely still experience intense cravings as well as depression. Some psychological symptoms may be present in the months following withdrawal.

Withdrawal from meth has
a number of symptoms:
Getting help for meth addiction.

Withdrawing from meth can be scary and even dangerous. It is advised that you withdraw from meth under medical supervision. Fusion Recovery treatment centers offer medical detox to help alleviate these symptoms. Once you have been stabilized through detox, you can begin our treatment program and start your recovery.



When you first arrive at Fusion Recovery, you will receive a full screening from our clinical team. This evaluation includes a full physical exam and questions about your history with addiction, family history, past treatment history, and current symptoms. This step helps us develop the proper treatment plan for you.



After your evaluation, our clinical team will formulate a treatment plan for you. Treatment for meth addiction includes detox and therapy. Treatment begins with detox where you will learn to manage withdrawal and control cravings. When detox is complete, you will begin your treatment program which can include Suboxone maintenance treatment along with addiction counseling.



To maintain sobriety, it is important to receive continuous treatment and stay focused and dedicated to therapy. Our outpatient setting provides flexible options for treatment. Your sustained recovery is important to us, so we will make sure that your treatment plan works for you.

If you or a loved one are struggling with a meth addiction, you may need rehab, and our treatment center is here to help. Contact us 24/7 with any questions or concerns. Our staff is here to help you during this difficult time.

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